MEP works have commenced for the Northern Regional College, Coleraine Campus
As the new year commences, Michael Nugent Ltd are delighted to have been appointed the Mechanical and Electrical Contractors for the new build Northern Regional College (NRC), Coleraine Campus. The £40 million campus is funded by the Department for Economy as part of an investment programme.
The project is led by main contractors Heron Bros, whom Michael Nugent Ltd have a long standing relationship with and look forward to continuing through the development of the state of the art college. The project itself will create multiple jobs for the economy during the construction phase of the building alone. The 12,560m2, new build, four storey college has begun replacing the existing college alongside refurbishing and restoring the former Church of Ireland premises on Brook Street. The new building is to provide academic and vocational teaching facilities including classrooms, workshops, offices, meeting rooms, canteen, restaurant, toilets and general circulation areas. The existing former Church of Ireland premises (St Patrick’s Parish centre) is being refurbished, extended and internally modified to provide space for performing arts studio, dressing room and music teaching rooms. The extension of the centre will be connected to the existing building to the West side and will incorporate new toilet facilities, and foyer/box office areas.
(Artist Impression of NRC)
The college is projected to be a world-class learning environment for students, staff and the wider community. Pre-Construction Director, Colum Sheppard said, ‘On behalf of Michael Nugent Ltd, we are delighted to be part of this fantastic education project. Our team have made exciting progress prior to the Christmas break, and things are progressing rapidly on site.’
Our Building Information Management (BIM) team have been working exceptionally on the design stages, ensuring the mechanical and electrical building services co-ordination is modelled to the highest standards, while investigating opportunities to utilise off site prefabrication. Our BIM team produce coordinated 3D BIM models and 2D layout and schematics drawings in line with the requirements of the BIM execution plan and MNL procedures.
(Michael Nugent Ltd BIM models)
The outstanding project is expected to be complete in the 2023/2024 academic year.